What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Son Up to Son Down

We were preparing for school pictures last week and my middle child was adamant on having “rock and roll hair” for his. I tried and tried to talk him out of it, but he kept insisting that he has a mohawk for his picture. I showed him how I was going to do his brother's hair in a nice side part, and pulled out a new polo, hoping the brand-new shirt would sway him. As much as I hoped he would forget about the hair, he never did.

He’s my wild child. Or a “strong-willed” child as some will delicately put it. He doesn’t take no for an answer, though he often gives it as one. There’s not much that p...


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